We came from two different Irvins. Yours was the son of Adoniram and Rachel Riddle Allen and mine was the son of their son James and Rachel Riddle. Two different generations. Does anyone have anything to add.
Descendants of Adoniram Allen II
Adoniram Allen II, b: 15 January 1782 in Wilkes Co., N.C. or Georgia and d: 12 November 1846 in Yancey Co., N.C.; m. Lucinda Riddle, b: 1787 in Stokes Co., North Carolina d: 1848 in Yancey Co., N.C. Father: John Riddle Mother: Mary a. Benjamin Allen? b. Blanchey Allen, b: 1805 and d: Abt. 1885; m. Unknown Hensley
c. John Allen, b: 1810; m. 1st Rachel, b: 1800; and 2nd Elizabeth Hopsin m: 08 August 1972 in Yancey Co., N.C. d. Margaret "Peggy" Allen, b: 1811 in North Carolina and d: Aft. 1900; m. George Edwards m: 21 November 1832 in Macon Co., N.C. b: 1813 in North Carolina d: Bef. 1880 e. William Allen, b: 1812 in Yancey Co., N.C. d: 02 May 1843 in Yancey Co., N.C. and m. Rachel Roland, b: 1812 in Yancey Co., N.C. d: 1916 in Yancey Co., N.C. Father: Henry Roland Mother: Sarah Robinson. Burial: McMahan-Allen Cem
f. James Allen, b: 1814 in N.C. and d: Aft. 1882 and before 1900 ; m. Rachel Riddle, b: November 1829 Father: William Riddle Mother: Priscilla Renfroe and 2nd Matilda Cole; m: 1867, b: November 1829 Father: Joshua Cole Mother: Hannah L. Hurst My husband's connection g. Nathaniel Allen b: 1815 and d: 1894; m. Virginia Jane "Jennie" McMahan m: Abt. 1840 b: 1824 d: 1925 and 2ndNancy Jane Celle/Warrick; m: 10 April 1873 in Yancey Co., N.C. and d: 26 July 1925 Father: Joseph Celia Mother: Barbara h. Mary "Polly" Allen b: 1819 and d: 26 July 1901 ; m. Clemuel Arrowood m: Unknown in ? b: 1816 in ? and d: 19 September 1900 in ? Father: James A. Arrowood Mother: Elisa Crowder i. Nancy Allen, b: 1820 in Buncombe Co., N.C.; m. John Wilson and 2nd Alexander Silas Gregory, b: 1827 in North Carolina j. Adoniram D. Allen, b: 15 April 1823 in Pensacola Township, Yancey Co., N.C. and d: 08 October 1908; m. Rachel Roland, m: 15 June 1848, b: 1812 in Yancey Co., N.C. and d: 1916 in Yancey Co., N.C. Father: Henry Roland Mother: Sarah Robinson Burial: McMahan-Allen Cem
k. Irvin Allen, b: 1824 in Buncombe/Yancey Co., N.C. and d: 1888; m. Lydia Barrett m: 27 December 1850 in Clay Co., Ky. b: 1832 d: 01 March 1862; 2nd Sarah Byrd; m: 07 February 1865 in ? on date d: 10 July 1871; 3rd Elizabeth Sandlin Clark m: Bet. 1875 - 1876 b: 02 October 1841 andd: 06 May 1935 Father: Ezekiel Sandlin Mother: Sarah Clark. Your connection l. Jane "Jency" Allen, b: 1825 in Buncombe Co., N.C.; m. Thomas Wilson, b: 1821 m. Squirrelman Job Allen, b: 1825 in N.C.; m. Betsy Austin, b: 1826 in N.C. n. Lucinda Allen; b: 1828 in N.C.; m. Allen E. Robertson m: 07 April 1888 in Clay Co., Ky.; b: 25 March 1822 in Manchester, Clay Co., Ky Father: David C. Robertson Mother: Allie Allen